Visit the Museum
No visit to Southern Wisconsin and the Madison Area is complete without spending some time at the home of the internationally infamous National Mustard Museum. Located at 7477 Hubbard Avenue in the heart of downtown Middleton, the National Mustard Museum is one of Wisconsin’s most unusual and popular attractions.
Admission to the Museum is FREE … although the best way for the Museum to remain free is for visitors to drop a donation in our Donation Box, make a tasty purchase in the Museum’s Gift Shop or online store, or make a donation online. The Museum is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, so your generous support will help us keep the mustard flowing for generations to come!
The Great Wall of Mustard
The icing on the mustard cake is the amazing Great Wall of Mustard. Here you can browse through the more than 6,000 mustards from all 50 states and over 70 countries. This ever-growing collection of prepared mustards is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Nothing says “National Mustard Museum” like the impressive Great Wall of Mustard.
Admission is free to the famed MustardPiece Theatre when you’re visiting the Mustard Museum. Discover the magic of mustard with engaging videos such as Mustard: The Spice of Nations, shown daily on a big screen TV. Travel the globe to the mustard fields of Canada, the sausage carts of Germany, the elegant restaurants of France, and to England’s venerable Colman Mustard Company.
Food Quiz Game
After watching the entertaining videos at Mustardpiece Theater you’ll want to rush over to the Curator’s interactive Food Quiz kiosk to test your knowledge. You’ll no doubt feel inspired to show off after gaining all of that mustard knowledge with this fun-for-all-ages quiz.
One of our most popular exhibits was generously donated by the family of James Arthur Gibbons, easily the second-most passionate collector of mustard pots ever known. The stunning Gibbons Collection of antique mustard pots has been a part of the permanent collection at the National Mustard Museum since 2000 (a small portion of the collection is shown in this photo).
How Mustard Is Grown
One of the newest additions to the museum collection is the “Canada’s Mustard is the World’s Mustard” exhibit from Saskatchewan. This outstanding display about the world’s largest exporter of mustard seed comes via the Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission and is definitely something to behold.
Mrs. Mustard’s Kitchen
Stop by Mrs. Mustard’s Kitchen where you can learn how to add mustard to your everyday diet with cooking tips & recipes and general advice. Did you know that mustard is actually quite good for you? Tests have shown that eating a modest amount of strong mustard with a meal tends to increase metabolism. Shoot, the English use mustard to relieve stress and actually bathe in it to soak away tension and fatigue. But back to more traditional advice — while most mustards don’t require refrigeration, we recommend refrigerating all mustards (even before opening) for maximum flavor and to keep that characteristic mustard bite!
The Ultimate Mustard Tasting Bar
Please, don’t eat the exhibits! In the Museum’s Gift Shop you can sample hundreds of mustards at the Tasting Bar. From the sublimely sweet to the scary hot, your taste buds will thank you. With the help of our Confidential Condiment Counselors you’ll find the mustards most condimentally compatible with you. Curry, Nashville Hot, blue cheese, cranberry, tequila, wasabi … so many deliciously exotic flavors to try and buy!
The Museum Gift Shop
This is where you can take the golden goodness home with you. The Mustard Museum Gift Shop sells more different mustards than anywhere else on the planet. And because man does not live by mustard alone, our dazzling mustards are only the beginning. From a flavorful assortment of Gourmet Delicacies, you can select chutneys, salsas, hot sauces, dessert toppings, and preserves. You’ll also find Souvenirs & Gifts with the latest mustard fashions, mustard-making supplies, and accessories. Remember, to get your hands on any of the aforementioned goodness without booking a trip to Middleton, the Gift Shop’s online store is only a click away…